Surprise: iPhone 8 Plus sells better than iPhone 8, both see 'stable' demand at carriers
by Daniel Petrov / Sep 27, 2017, 6:43 AM
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus shipments, which, at 50 million projected units for the "all-screen" iPhone, again means a pretty heavy business for Apple in the next year or so.Carrier sales, however, have been pretty "stable," he calls them, and opening weekend shipments have been 50% of last year's volume, which apparently is in line with the analyst's expectation given that there is a third major iPhone on the horizon. Actually, Ming-Chi Kuo expects the total iPhone X sales to equal the combined
As for the current state of affairs, folks are surprisingly flocking more to the Plus version, compared to last year, and the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus sales have been almost equal, judging from carrier and other sales channel probes. Needless to say, the iPhone 8 Plus is currently the only one you can use the much-touted Portrait Lighting trickery, at least until the iPhone X comes around, so there might be something to that end.
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Surprise! iSheep couldn't tell the difference between iphone6, 7, and 8.
posted on Sep 27, 2017, 6:48 AM 10
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So, they are saying that the 50% sales decline of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is because people are waiting for the iPhone X? I don't think that's the major reason.
posted on Sep 27, 2017, 7:17 AM 6
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It does make sense, if we're being honest. Basically the x is viewed as the new 2017 model. The 8/8plus are just like the samsung "active" models. Just added "an extra feature" to an already existing phone. Like re-releasing an existing model with more storage or ram or an extra radio band. If anything, the fact that the 8 models even sold that many is an indication of how sad some fanboys can get. Unless the majority of those that bought it don't already own an iPhone 7 model and were due for an upgrade....
posted on Sep 27, 2017, 10:17 AM 0
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Well most who invest in premium telephony handsets don't want to give up a fingerprint scanner for a fancy display, seems like the common sense purchase. I'd still recommend the SE over this generation, yes the chipsets are pretty and shiny, I don't know a single person in my life who as iPhone users take advantage of those things anyways.
posted on Sep 27, 2017, 7:25 AM 0
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I love to see apple fail like this ....
posted on Sep 27, 2017, 8:02 AM 1
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Sounds like 50% of the sheep population doesn't even know he Iphone X exists, find the X too pricey, or are waiting for X. My guess would be the former from what I have seen from the sheep population.
posted on Sep 27, 2017, 12:06 PM 0
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Stable demand is a 50% decrease from the last year? Apple analysts are blind and foolish at best. We don't know how the iPhone X is going to sell, we don't know how many Apple can actually produce, Samsung may be the king of displays but can they supply enough when nearly everyone is buying from them now?
posted on Sep 27, 2017, 3:50 PM 0
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I wish I could use the iPhone 8 Plus, but it's just not comfortable for me to hold in my hand(s). Not to mention the camera on the 8 does me justice. I don't need the extra camera shenanigans. If they made the plus like they're doing with the X then I would've gotten that instead. The Plus variant is just....awkwardly big to me.
posted on Sep 28, 2017, 3:48 AM 0
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